Celebration of Life Announcement
Philip Anthony Capobianco aka Philip Anthony
Philip Anthony Capobianco passed away on March 23rd 2013 in Toronto, Canada. Friends, family and colleagues will have the opportunity to pay their respects at a Celebration of Life gathering on April 28th 2013 at 2:00pm at St. Cecilia Music Center, 24 Ransom Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. www.scmc-online.org
Philip’s wife Sharyn and son Delano encourage those who were touched in some way by his smile, laugh, teaching, coaching, friendship, talent or generosity to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Milan’s Miracle Fund. (www.milansmiraclefund.org) This fund was established in memory of Philip & Sharyn’s daughter, Milan Maria Capobianco, to raise funds to fight pediatric cancer. This was Philip’s greatest endeavor and we will continue this fight in his honor.
~A man, as a general rule owes very little to what he is born with–a man is what he makes of himself….Alexander Graham Bell
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Milan’s Miracle Fund
Mail checks to:
Milan’s Miracle Fund
1646 Thornapple Rive Dr., Grand Rapids, MI 49546
or donate online below…thank you so much!!
Media Coverage of Milan’s Miracle Fund:
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Brain tumors affect the most innocent of all victims, children who want to grow up and dream of a future. It strikes with little warning and no mercy. Often, by the time a diagnosis is made, it is already too late. There are often no options. Why? There is no cure.
There are over 120 different types of brain tumors. Brain tumors have no socio-economic boundaries and do not discriminate among gender or ethnicity. There are currently no known causes of brain tumors. 3,500 children are diagnosed with some form of a brain tumor every year in this country.
4 out of 10 of these children will die.
75% are under the age of 15.
Cancer kills more children than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and AIDS. Brain tumors are the most deadly of all childhood cancers. Brain tumor research is underfunded and the public remains unaware of the magnitude of this disease. The cure rate for most brain tumors is significantly lower than for many other types of cancer.
We must work to change this. Our most precious commodity, our children are counting on us. Together we can and will make a difference.